YES Launches Live UHD Channel with Harmonic

YES, a broadcast satellite TV provider in Israel, is using Harmonic’s software-based Electra HEVC encoding platform for its new live UHD channel.

"Our goal was to become the first broadcaster in the region to deliver UHD-HDR live content, including sports events," said Itzhak Elyakim, CTO at YES. "We chose Harmonic's Electra video system for encoding based on the stunning picture quality and bandwidth efficiency it provides for UHD 4K live delivery."

Harmonic says its Electra solution will help YES capitalize on the increased consumer demand for UHD 4K content. The software-based system is “extremely flexible”, allowing YES to input and encode live UHD SDI and IP streams. The Electra encoding platform is at the heart of a complete video delivery solution from Harmonic that also includes ProStreamX video stream processor for DVB- CSAV3 encryption and NMX network management.

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